Houghton College

1 Willard Ave, Houghton, United States
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Overview of Houghton College

About this school

Houghton, founded in 1883, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 1,300-acre campus is located in Houghton, 65 miles southeast of Buffalo.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,043
    • Men:390 (37.4%)
    • Women:653 (62.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Houghton College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
1
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Willard Avenue
City, State, Zip
Houghton, NY  14744
Phone
(585) 567-9353
Fax
(585) 567-9522
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,074 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 691 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 383 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
296 (37%) of 810 admitted students enrolled
Women
169 (32%) of 522 admitted students enrolled
Men
127 (44%) of 288 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.25
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
28%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,540 (71.02323905602594%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,018 (20.307151864528915%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.251846514141596%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,850 (6.417762565303549%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Houghton College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002734
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
244 (92.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
217 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
217 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
47 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$24,589
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 217 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,693
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 182 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,838
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 43 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
42 (15.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,443

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
873 (86.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
802 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
801 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
133 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$25,309
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 798 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,457
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 688 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,898
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 110 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
192 (19.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,099

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,277
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,861

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


67

Part-Time Faculty


57

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


55%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
520,013

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
30
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Houghton College provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Brass Instruments
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Music, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Music

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    1,693

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    1,300 acres

    Environment


    Rural community

    Campus Size


    Buffalo, Rochester

    Weather


    Temperature
    17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
    Rain
    169 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    60 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
    Nearest Bus Station
    60 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
    Nearest Train Station
    70 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    89% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    10%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
    Mascot
    -
    School Colors
    Purple and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    baseball, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Houghton College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, global christian fellowship, student government association, mercy seat, allegany county outreach, kairos (formerly intercultural student association)

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    998

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,043
    Women
    653
    Men
    390

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 3.2% Asian
    • 3.7% Black/African-American
    • 1.2% Hispanic/Latino
    • 5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 83.5% White
    • 2.9% Unknown

    International Students


    12.1% from 44 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    16

    Student Resources

    Study resources